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Old 11-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #21
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Call Onstar to unlock the doors.

Let the flaming begin

no need for flaming, that is what i would do and what i have done with great success. i once placed my briefcase containing the fob in the hatch. makes the onstar subscription worth every penny.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:26 AM   #22
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I keep my spare set at home... If I need it, I'll get a ride home and get it
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:38 AM   #23
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OHHHH NOOOO - This is WAYYYY TOOOO easy.... I just CAN'T do it..... It wouldn't be POLITE.... My mother taught me BETTER..... I CAN'T SAY IT..... I have to HOLD IT IN..... I am BETTER than this.... Oh NOOO, Here it Comes... Hold on.... Just MOVE away from the keyboard.... I'm going to REGRET this... WOW:

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Just kidding:o:o
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #24
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BTW, you can save lots of money for a spare key by getting the local locksmith to cut you a duplicate using a blank, I think its a B106 from a Saturn.

I tried that and the key was hopeless, wouldn't even fit the lock properly.


Lost my patience, ordered a blank from Fichtner Chevrolet, local dealer cut it free.
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Then you probably got the wrong blank. I bought mine at Ace Hardware and they cut it....works perfectly.

I have the B106 blank in my wallet. Works perfectly on my 07 Vette.

I couldn't get the B106 blank locally, everyone had the B106P which has the plastic top like the one for the Vette so I got it on line and the local hardware store cut it for me for free since it was my blank.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:07 AM   #25
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Unfortunately; you still need a fob to start the car, and that could be lost or stolen.

My technique:
Got a spare fob with new battery (2006 fob works for our 2009, not sure if the reverse is true), programmed and tested it. Wrapped in aluminum foil to make it temporarily "dead", hidden deep inside the car.
If the fob battery goes dead, it will still work in the glove box slot after removing the foil.


Got a spare key, tested it, and hidden outside the car someplace hard to find but able to get to it without a jack.

Now, I can lose everything but still get the key, open the trunk, find the fob, unwrap and drive home.

Because I've got it, I'll never need it.
question, would a key fob, without a battery, work in the glove box slot?
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my wife keeps the spare key
to bring her along.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #27
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question, would a key fob, without a battery, work in the glove box slot?
cclive is probably our resident fob expert, hopefully he will chime in.

I recall some people saying theirs would work in the slot even with no battery, others have said you need to have a batery installed even if it's a dead battery.

I would be reluctant to leave a dead battery installed, might increase the chances of leakage/corrosion.
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Just keister it, then you'll always have it within reach
I was three posts down before this sunk in and I laughed my *** off.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #29
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My wife's purse! Nobody's going to find it in there, except her!
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I shelved my U3U shortly after buying the car (man what a POS that thing is) and installed a homebrew CarPC. I use a Verizon aircard to keep the PC "connected". I can send an email to the car and request to unlock the doors, get a current GPS location, or any variety of reports from the OBD2 port. Plus I have REAL Bluetooth support now and not that joke of a GM implementation.

Admittedly, this is a long answer to a short question. The easy thing is to hide a hard key outside and a FOB inside. Chances are they'll just break your window out to steal stuff before they'll bother searching for a Hide-A-Key anyway.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #31
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question, would a key fob, without a battery, work in the glove box slot?
I doubt it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #32
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question, would a key fob, without a battery, work in the glove box slot?
nope....continuity has to be made across the fob

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I had cancelled my Onstar subscription, but figured if I ever needed it I could always call back and restart the subscription . I can't imagine they have a policy about waiting a certain amount of time to start service in case the doors need to be unlocked.
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I have a spare key hidden under the car and one in my wallet. A fob without a battery is hidden in the car and a spare battery is also inside. In 5 1/2 years I have not needed any of them but you never know.
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I have a spare key hidden under the car and one in my wallet. A fob without a battery is hidden in the car and a spare battery is also inside. In 5 1/2 years I have not needed any of them but you never know.
can not activate onstar without being in the car with it running then u push the blue button twice. i was locked out sunday onstar no help un less its already activated. spare key now behind license plate
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I have a spare key hidden under the car and one in my wallet. A fob without a battery is hidden in the car and a spare battery is also inside. In 5 1/2 years I have not needed any of them but you never know.
Kinda like life insurance. Just because you have it doesn't mean you hope to use it anytime soon.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:19 PM   #37
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can not activate onstar without being in the car with it running then u push the blue button twice. i was locked out sunday onstar no help un less its already activated. spare key now behind license plate
That's convenient, but the crook who just wanted to steal your plate, can now get into your car.

A little imagination will do wonders in finding a good hiding place.
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Just keister it, then you'll always have it within reach



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I was three posts down before this sunk in and I laughed my *** off.
Unfortunately, after you laugh your *** off then you've lost the key.
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:28 PM   #39
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Just keister it, then you'll always have it within reach.
The way your dad looked at it, this key was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright, so he hid it, in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ***. Five long years, he wore this key up his ***. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the key. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my *** for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the key to you.

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can not activate onstar without being in the car with it running then u push the blue button twice. i was locked out sunday onstar no help un less its already activated. spare key now behind license plate
Good point if you have onstar. I don't.
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